U.S. Military Bans The InterceptQuicklink submitted By Sheila Samples Permalink
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A portion of an email (redacted and slightly altered to protect the source) sent to staff last week at a U.S. Marine Corps installation directing employees not to read this web site.
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|The U.S. military is banning and blocking employees from visiting The Intercept in an apparent effort to censor news reports that contain leaked government secrets. A notice has been circulated to units within the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps warning staff that they are prohibited from reading stories published by The Intercept on the grounds that they may contain classified information. The ban appears to apply to all employees--including those with top-secret security clearance--and is aimed at preventing classified information from being viewed on unclassified computer networks, even if it is freely available on the internet.|